Great Paintings of Women in Repose... With Cats

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(A Reclining Beauty With Her Cat, by Fritz Zuber-Bühler, 19th century)

Picasso. Balthus. Iconic artists. Also, big cat fans, and lovers of women. Now throw in a little chill downtime, and you've got the perfect symbiotic, painterly marriage. Behold, a few iconic works by these two aforementioned artists, as well as few others, showcasing women in repose...with cats.

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(Idleness, by John William Godward, circa 1900)

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(Reclining Woman Playing with a Cat, by Pablo Picasso, 1964. Courtesy of Fondation Beyeler)

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(Thérèse Dreaming, by Balthus, 1938. Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art, JACQUES AND NATASHA GELMAN COLLECTION 1998)

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(Laziness (La Paresse), by Félix Vallotton, 1896. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

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(Reclining Lady With a Cat, by H. Guérault, 19th century)

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(Artistin - Marcella, by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1910. Courtesy of Brucke Museum)